If you've driven down Harford Road through Parkville's Main Street since Monday afternoon, you've probably seen the wreaths hanging from lampposts along the street.
The display of holiday cheer is the brainchild of a group of Parkville-area business owners who volunteered their time to get the job done.
Mary Beth Flowers, owner of Flowers by Flowers, first pitched the idea to decorate Harford Road with holiday wreaths on the Parkville Main Street Facebook page. Chris McDermott, owner of Signs 2 Day, and Bob McCarrell, of Got Tan, volunteered to help get the job done.
"It was an idea I brought up to Parkville Main Street on their page. Chris from Signs Today and Bob from Got Tan both jumped in saying they’d be more than happy to volunteer and help out," Flowers said. "Within a week we got it all lined up—yesterday the weather was absolutely perfect for it."
McDermott who, according to Flowers, brought the suggestion to the Parkville-Carney Business Professional Association, was able to secure a budget for the holiday decorations.
Between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Monday, Flowers made ribbons to decorate the wreaths while McDermott and McCarrell hung them on the posts beginning near Racers Cafe and extending to the M&T Bank branch.
"It was very important ... there's this new renaissance for Parkville. There’s so much promotion for small business and come back and support your local neighborhood," Flowers said. "We need to look like we’ve alive and in the festive spirit."
"All the other neighborhoods and towns, all the shopping centers ... they get decorated," Flowers said. "I thought 'why can’t our main street do it?'"